The Ministry of Forestry has invited FORCLIME to present its activities and results at the exhibition during the United Nations Collaborative Program’s 10th Policy Board meeting on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (UNREDD+ Programme) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) meeting which took place from the 26th of June to the 1st of July 2013 in Lombok. The purpose of the exhibition was to disseminate information to the international community on the activities implemented in Indonesia with regard to climate change.
Beside FORCLIME, there are other institutions that presented at the side event, such as FORDA, ICRAF, CIFOR, TNC, Mataram University and local community groups.
At the exhibition, FORCLIME presented its activities in the three pilot districts Berau and Malinau in East Kalimantan and Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan. Among other information, FORCLIME distributed the report of the analysis of Land Use Change and Historical Carbon Emission Level in the Districts of West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan for the years 1990 to 2010.
For more detail about the report, please contact:
Dr. Helmut Dotzauer, Strategy Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management
More publications produce by FORCLIME can be downloaded from the website http://www.forclime.org/en/media-and-publication
Between October 2012 and April 2013, the FORCLIME Berau team conducted a ground-truthing inventory in the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Berau Barat in East Kalimantan. The inventory was carried out together with students from the Berau Agriculture college, STIPER, and from the Samarinda based Mulawarman University (UNMUL), as well as many people from local villages.
The objective of this specialised inventory was to collect field data from the forest, which will be used to develop a biomass model to estimate CO2 emissions generated from forest degradation (caused by logging operations). Forest degradation is a very important yet seldom accurately quantified source of CO2 emissions.
In combination with Remote Sensing Data like LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and Satellite Imagery, the Biomass data will be spatially extrapolated to the whole FMU area. The results of forest degradation estimations will contribute to defining a carbon emission baseline for the FMU Berau Barat with high accuracy.
For more details, please contact:
Development Adviser for Forest Management
Ms. Klothilde Sikun, expert with GIZ FORCLIME from Kapuas Hulu District, has won the regional competition, held from 1 to 3 May in Pontianak, to become Environmental Ambassador 2013 of West Kalimantan province. The competition is one of the efforts of the government to raise awareness among young people about the importance of environmental management and protection. During the questions and answers session Ms. Sikun focused on four topics: forests and biodiversity, participatory mapping, climate change and community livelihood. These are issues that have been the focus of FORCLIME activities in the pilot districts, one of which is Kapuas Hulu.
The competition at the province level featured 27 finalists from 13 districts in West Kalimantan Province. Every district was represented by a male and a female contendant, apart from one district which only sent one representative. With Ms. Sikun as finalist from Kapuas Hulu the district made it into the top ten finalists at the province level for the first time. The Head of Kapuas Hulu Environmental Agency, Dini Ardianto, expressed his appreciation of Ms. Sikun representing the district and succeeding at the highest level to become the West Kalimantan Environmental Ambassador for 2013.
Congratulations Klothilde! This is the result of your hard work and great efforts to promote FORCLIME's agenda and activities in Kapuas Hulu district.